Fossbill is an opinionated project. It means that we as developer got strong opinions on how a software should works, and behave.
The code sources must be licensed with copyleft licenses. It means first that the code source must be available to everyone. Then than everyone can edit it, redistribute it, and even build businesses with it, while preserving it’s copyleft freedom.
In concrete aspect for end users: The tool can not disappear overnight. It also means that any end user can enhance, or pay developers to enhance the tool.
It is to be noted that any user can self host a Fossbill instance on their own machines. It ensure that your data never leave your scope.
If for some reason a user want to erase all of its data, the tool must offer a simple, fast, and clean way to do so. Also, if the user want to move all of its data to another instance, the tool must allow it.
That’s why the import and export feature was one of our main focus. It is very easy to export an archive of all your data, then import it back to the same instance, or to another one.
We will never use, of sell your user data. Admin users do not have access to your bill data. Only devops admins, that got access to the web server logs, and to the database storage, go access to this.
We also note that it is completely possible to register, and use the service without giving to Fossbill any personal email address.
Also it is very easy for an user to erase all of its user data, or to reset every data it has generated in the service.